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Local Highlights

October 8, 2018

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.

September 14, 2018

Our field agronomist, Terry Basol, has newest 'CropChat Newsletter'. Read this newletter on-line or let him know if you'd like to receive your own personal e-mail newsletter.

June 18, 2018

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.

January 16, 2018

This lists the private Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around our county this winter. Feel free to attend any session that fits your schedule.  Butler County Extension will have two continuing courses, January 24, 2018 at Chirstian Reformed Church, Parkersburg at 1:30 pm. and Feburary, 13, 2018 at Butler Co Extension Office, Allison at 9:30 am. The fee for this program is $20.00.

October 21, 2016

We know that northeast Iowa's agricultural heritage is the cornerstone of economic viability.  Beginning farmers are the key to a future of thriving communities, diverse businesses, and strong families.

"The Rural Innovator" is a quarterly, online newsletter that connects beginning farmers with resources, innovators with ideas and technology and transitioning farmers with the next generation.

In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses.  

Each newsletter is created by the Northeast Iowa ISU Extension Ag Team - dedicated team of Extension specialists and coordinators working in county offices throughout the region.

To see past issues click HERE.

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents.  Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information. 

Popular Publications from ISU:

Crop Advantage 2018 Series Proceedings

Integrated Crop Management Newsletters

Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship (IDALS)

Iowa Ag Climate Network

Iowa Ag Statistics

Iowa Commodity Organizations

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG)

ISU Research Farms (see NE Research Farm-Nashua)

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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